Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, BA, MSc, PhD

Professor, CRC , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept


Professor, CRC , Faculty of Arts - Political Science Dept
(780) 492-0737
10-22 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4


Area of Study / Keywords

Indigenous feminisms resource extraction comparative Indigenous politics place body land and the environment.


Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez is Binizaá (Zapotec) from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico and Professor of Political Science. She was appointed Canada Research Chair in Comparative Indigenous Feminist Studies in 2017. Building on her extensive research on place, gender and the environment, her research investigates the relationship among body, land, resource extraction, and Indigenous refusal in Western Canada and Southern Mexico. Among her books are Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism. Place, Women and the Environment (2013), Living on the Land. Indigenous Women’s Understandings of Place edited with Kermoal (2016) and The Neoliberal State, Recognition and Indigenous Rights. New Paternalisms to New Imaginings co-edited with Deirdre Howard-Wagner and Maria Bargh (2018). 


Comparative Indigenous politics, gender and indigeneity, Indigenous feminism and resistance, resource extraction, bodies and consent. 


Indigenous Political Thought and Decolonization

Indigenous Feminisms

Indigenous Politics in Canada

Comparative Indigenous Politics


Save the date, Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2021, March 18.


POL S 327 - Aboriginal Peoples and Politics in Canada

This course is an examination of different historical and contemporary issues associated with Aboriginal politics. Prerequisite: One of POL S 224, 225 (or 220), NS 110 or 111.

Fall Term 2020
POL S 622 - Contemporary Canadian Political Issues

Current debates in Canadian politics and public policy.

Winter Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Other - Indigenous Feminisms Workshop

20180315 - 20180316

This is an annual workshop organized by Altamirano-Jimenez in collaboration with Kirsten Lindquist and Brittany Johnson.

More Information


Living on the Land. Indigenous Women's Understandings of Place
Author(s): Isabel Altamirano and Nathalie Kermoal (eds)
Publication Date: 2016